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Cornelius
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firstworldprobhunz · 14/11/2020 21:10

Thoughts ? It would of been DC2's name if she was a boy we didn't find out baby's sex before the birth.

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Mischance · 14/11/2020 21:15

He will be called Corny - do you want that?

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Awwlookatmybabyspider · 15/11/2020 00:25

Sounds like a boil on someone’s foot.
Sorry op but I really don’t like it.

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llm24 · 15/11/2020 00:26

What would you name your child this , each to their own but would t be me , sorry .

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Iminaglasscaseofemotion · 15/11/2020 00:28

Absolutely not.

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SleepingStandingUp · 15/11/2020 00:29

I adore it.

Genuinely.

But I struggle with what it would get shortened to. Cory I guess if you adopted it early would stick but I'd fear Corny. Neil is the other shortening o guess which o dislike

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EbbaDay · 15/11/2020 01:16

@SleepingStandingUp

I adore it.

Genuinely.

But I struggle with what it would get shortened to. Cory I guess if you adopted it early would stick but I'd fear Corny. Neil is the other shortening o guess which o dislike

Exactly this. It's a stunning name, with unfortunate nickname options.
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DramaAlpaca · 15/11/2020 01:18

It's old fashioned now but has occasionally been used in Ireland with the diminutive Con.

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SwedishEdith · 15/11/2020 01:20

Love this name. Love it. My kids don't agree. There's an Uncle Cornelius in the Barbar stories Grin

Maybe Conrad or Linus instead?

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Rubybluesy · 15/11/2020 01:22

Noooooooo

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alexdgr8 · 15/11/2020 01:22

i think it's a fine name. classical and biblical. dignified.
much used in ireland, where if shortened becomes Con.

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BluePeterVag · 15/11/2020 01:32

I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole. A la Beavis and Butthead.

It’s a no from me.

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 15/11/2020 03:31

No - doesn't have a pleasant sound, sorry OP. If you love extravagant Roman names stick with the similar Cassius (made kinda cool by Muhammad Ali), or the more useable Lucian, Marcus, Maximilian, Rufus sort.

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August20 · 15/11/2020 03:54

I love it BUT I think you would have to be a certain personality to pull it off which is obviously hard to predict with a baby.

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Topseyt · 15/11/2020 04:26

I do quite like it, but would be very put off by the possible shortenings that people might well apply to it.

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Aquamarine1029 · 15/11/2020 04:37

A huge, unequivocal NOPE.

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Tootsietoot · 15/11/2020 04:44

I would hate to be called Cornelius.

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TwangBadge · 15/11/2020 04:46

Please be a troll post. Please.

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Thirdlifecrisis · 15/11/2020 05:02

It reminds me of the fairy prince in Thumbelina. Considering Thumbelina's reaction when he introduces himself is to giggle and say "that's a funny name" before correcting herself, I wouldn't inflict it on a child Grin

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firstworldprobhunz · 15/11/2020 05:11

Sorry not a troll, although I have two DC now with Celtic type names, so I don't think it will be used SadHadn't really thought about shortenings, I really dislike people shortening my name, but actually don't mind Corny as don't think it's used much these days as much.

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isitsnowingyet · 15/11/2020 05:46

Hehehe there might be a reason it's not used much these days Grin

It sounds like a bunion

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Claricethecat45 · 15/11/2020 07:06

Con - is often an abbreviation
It was my late Fathers second middle name

He was named after an Uncle (Cornelius) who could never spell it a a child - so he was ever after known as 'Uncle Dot' as he signed his name as a . (dot)

Actually I love the name and proudly own a Cornelian stone ring given to me by my darling Dad

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isthismylifenow · 15/11/2020 07:14

Do you have a Dutch/ South Afticsn background?

Cornelius is a very common name here, usually shortened to Corrie

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Squeakerfoot · 15/11/2020 10:41

I think it's an impressive name and I like it, but not sure I would choose it personally as it's a big name to grow up with! In A Tree Grows In Brooklyn the brother is called Neeley, short for Cornelius.

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Steamfan · 15/11/2020 10:43

It's the name of a character in the Planet of the Apes film, so no

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LeaveMyDamnJam · 15/11/2020 10:44

I had an uncle Cornelius. He was lovely.

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